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Kenneth Jay Lane Dies: Costume Jewelry Designer Was 85

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By    |   Friday, 21 Jul 2017 12:00 PM

Kenneth Jay Lane’s death was mourned by the fashion world on Friday following news that the famed costume jewelry designer passed away in his sleep the night before. He was 85.

USA Today confirmed reports of Lane’s death with Chris Sheppard, vice president of Kenneth Jay Lane Inc. He said an exact cause of death had not yet been given.

Lane redefined how the world perceived costume jewelry, gaining the support from prominent classic beauties Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Lane’s brand has since become internationally recognized with designs being flaunted by modern day stars such as Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga.

Many of the American jeweler’s pieces have become collectables.

“I like to create jewelry that can be worn any time of the year, by any woman. Glamour is all year round,” he once famously said.

Some took to social media to express their grief.

A documentary exploring the life and work of Lane’s career has been in the mix for months and is expected to screen next year.

Entitled “Fabulously Fake: The Real Life of Kenneth Jay Lane,” the film comprises of interviews with numerous celebrities, designers and close friends, who share their accounts of Lane, creating the story to his life through their personal experiences.

The documentary was written, produced and directed by British filmmaker Gisele Roman, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

"Kenneth Jay Lane is a non-conformist who changed the perception of the establishment towards costume jewelry. He even got the Duchess of Windsor and a host of British royals to wear costume jewelry, unheard of at the time," Roman said.

"His designs still define the modern era and he continues to work at 85!"

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